COVID-19 hits profitability of ENGIE energy storage subsidiary

ENGIE EPS incurred increases in operating expenses and extraordinary costs due to COVID-19 which “more than offset” an increase in revenues that ENGIE’s energy storage subsidiary earned in the first half of this year.

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New York’s first community solar-plus-storage plant to lower participants’ electricity rates 10%

A solar-plus-storage project in New York which has just been completed is the first community project of its type and should help lower electricity costs for participants by 10% for the next 25 years.

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PV Tech Power 24 out now: Dawn of the 550W+ era, bifacial yield modelling and more

The new edition of PV Tech Power – PV Tech Power 24 – is now available to download from the PV Tech Store.

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150MWh of storage included in SECI’s latest solar tender for Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100MWac/200MWp solar project with a 50MW/150MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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SECI launches new solar-plus-storage tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100MWac/200MWp solar project with a 50MW/150MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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ROUND-UP: Portuguese projects under the hammer, Dehui claims Vietnam first

A round-up of the latest solar industry news from around the world, as Aquila picks up its first solar projects in Portugal, one of Europe’s hottest solar markets, and Dehui lays claim to being Vietnam’s first module manufacturer to produce next-generation panels.

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ROUNDUP: Patagonia hydro-PV-battery microgrid, Azelio thermal storage for India, Duke picks Wärtsilä

Some news in brief from around the world in energy storage.

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India’s NTPC plans more than 5GW of new solar in two years

NTPC, India’s largest power company, is aiming to add more than 5GW of new solar capacity in the next two years as it builds its renewables presence overseas thanks to a collaboration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

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Australia Capital Territory gov’t emphasises role of batteries alongside renewables auction awards

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has awarded 200MW of renewable energy capacity in a reverse auction, while the state government has emphasised the significant role large-scale batteries that were also handed contracts will play in the region’s transition to cleaner energy.

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Australian gold mine goes 50% renewable-powered with addition of battery storage

A lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) supplied by French manufacturer and system integrator Saft has enabled a gold mine in Australia to meet more than 50% of its energy demand with renewable energy.

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‘Historic’ result as Portugal claims record-low prices in 700MW solar auction

Portugal’s second solar auction has closed with record-breaking low prices of €11.14/mWh (US$13.12), the country’s government announced this afternoon.

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